Nesoromys ceramicus Thomas, 1920

Seram Island mountain rat, Ceram rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1920

Rediscovered in 1987

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



Seram Island (=Ceram), Indonesia


Biology & Ecology










Dickman, C. & Wright, D. 2016. Nesoromys ceramicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T20757A22447920. Downloaded on 15 February 2017.

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Helgen, K.M. 2003. A review of the rodent fauna of Seram, Moluccas, with the description of a new subspecies of mosaic-tailed rat, Melomys rufescens paveli. Journal of Zoology (London) 261: 165-172.

Musser, G.G. and Carleton, M.D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. In: D.E. Wilson and D.A. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World: a geographic and taxonomic reference, pp. 894-1531. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.


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